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Concept Foundation is working under a collaborative agreement with WHO assisting partners with quality, manufacturing, quality certification, registration and market introduction of their products.


  • Manufacturers of generic products for reproductive health
  • Local and international procurers
  • Health authorities, regulatory agencies and other relevant authorities in LMICs
  • Public/private healthcare providers
  • Relevant global initiatives – FP2020, United Nations Commission for Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC), Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), the Global Safe Abortion Initiative etc.
  • Relevant inter-governmental organizations (e.g. WHO, UNFPA)
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Private – and governmental donors

Concept Foundation believe that efforts to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women in less developed countries are most effective when stakeholders work together to achieve a common aim, with each contributing based upon individual comparative advantages. Concept Foundation’s activities towards increasing and improving access to family planning, maternal health and medical abortion medicines are currently coordinated with and supported by the following donors, as listed below.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Children's Investment Fund Foundation
World Health Organization (WHO)
Merck for Mothers / MSD for Mothers
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation value every individual’s life. With this philosophy in mind they collaborate with different partners in the world to achieve significant results in different fields such as global health, and more specifically – in relation to its past and ongoing grant awards to Concept Foundation – family planning.

The Foundation first supported Concept Foundation in its activities to increase and improve access to quality assured, affordable family planning products by supporting its ongoing work on intra-muscular DMPA as part of the DFID funded Quality of Reproductive Health Medicines (QURHM) programme. This support has been extended to June 2016 to continue activities towards WHO Prequalification of intra-muscular DMPA and subsequent registration of prequalified products in target countries. In addition, the current grant is supporting the re-evaluation and validation of the current and future market need for DMPA in low and middle income countries and as well as advocating and raising awareness of the benefits of quality assured generic products as they become available for purchase.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

For the past 50 years, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation has dedicated its efforts to improving the lives of children, families and communities and to restore and protect the planet. The Packard Foundation’s concern for reproductive health lies at the origin of its partnership with Concept Foundation.

While the Packard Foundation’s funding programme in this area aims to expand access to and improve the quality of essential services, Concept Foundation is playing a significant role in the global campaign to expand availability and procurement of quality-assured reproductive health medicines. See Access to Family Planning and Access to Maternal Health programme pages for more information on specific activities.

Children's Investment Fund Foundation

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) aspires to a world where ‘every pregnancy is wanted, every birth celebrated, and every mother and child survives and thrives’. In light of this, one of their priorities is access to contraception, through their programme on adolescent health. This focus on girls’ and women’s rights to access contraceptives has led CIFF to fund part of Concept’s work in our Access to Family Planning programme.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Concept Foundation is working under a collaborative agreement with WHO contributing to shared goals of promoting the wide availability of safe, effective and affordable reproductive health products to the public at affordable or at least preferential prices.

Merck for Mothers / MSD for Mothers

Concept Foundation is contributing expertise in maternal health supplies for low income countries, advocacy and communication to the partnership between MSD for Mothers, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ferring Pharmaceuticals to provide access to a heat-stable formulation of the uterotonic carbetocin, a medicine used to prevent postpartum hemorrhage in women after childbirth.

Concept Foundation is grateful to its donors for their generous ongoing support of its programmes and activities.